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A year to the day that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic a study came out. Three thousand people were surveyed. The questions were about weight gain. Before the pandemic, 93 million adults in the US were already obese according to the CDC.
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The best lobster rolls I ever had were served by my mother-in-law, Sally, at her cottage in Maine. I never asked her for the recipe. Dumb me! I have been working to duplicate her recipe and this is the closest yet.
Servings: Serves 4
4 cups of cooked lobster. I used a combination of tail meat, claws, and knuckle. Sally and Jack would buy whole lobsters and cook them up. I bought tails from the fishmonger and a box of frozen pieces.
1/3 – 1/2 cup mayonnaise. I like my lobster rolls to be saucy. Some traditional recipes don’t even have any mayo in them, mine does.
1 1/2 Tbl fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup celery finely chopped. Use the tender inner stalks.
Grated salt and pepper to taste
4 split-top hot dog buns. Whole Foods sells some brioche top split buns that are GREAT.
2 Tbl melted butter
Place the lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir gently to combine. Then chill it. It can be made in the morning and then served later. I take it out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before I serve it. I want it to be cold but not refrigerator cold.
Spread the butter onto the outer sides of each bun. Bottom and sides only. Place the buns in a pan or on a griddle over medium heat. Cook for two to three minutes per side or until golden brown.
Divide the lobster mixture among the buns. Serve immediately. The idea is to have a hot bun and cold lobster salad. You can get real messy with this or eat it with a knife and fork.